My Plan (Short Version)
Actually we have three access points directly connected to our router. I want all of them to connect to a switch and from there only one cable to the router.
- Router: Cisco 1812
- Switch: Dell Powerconnect 5324
- Access Points: Cisco Aironet AIR-SAP702I-E-K9 (3 Pieces)
My Plan (Longer Version):
Actually, we have a Cisco router 1812 with three access points directly connected to it. Everything works fine, but I think it is waste of ports. Also, I need a free port next week because of new hardware. The access points have two SSIDs (Private, Guest), with VLAN40 (Private) and VLAN50 (Guest) on it. What I want is that one port on the router be a trunk Port which carries both VLANs, and I want to use four Ports on the DELL PowerConnect 5324. One for the link to the router, and three for the access points.
- How should I configure the ports on the switch and the port on the
router? I think the router's port should be
switchport mode trunk, or do I even have to change it because it is actually configured like this? (I'll post the configuration below!)
- How does this even work? Because the Port doesn't have VLAN50 configured. FYI: VLAN10 is DMZ-VLAN, it has nothing to do with the AP.
- Do I only need to add VLAN 40 & VLAN 50 to allowed VLANs on the 4 Ports?
- Is there a standard protocol for VLAN numbers? Because how does the Switch know, which AP has VLAN40 if it is only configured on the router? Can those two different pieces of hardware communicate well, even if they are from two different companies?
interface FastEthernet6 description AccesPoint1 switchport access vlan 10 switchport trunk native vlan 40 switchport mode trunk ! interface FastEthernet7 description AccessPoint2 switchport access vlan 10 switchport trunk native vlan 40 switchport mode trunk ! interface FastEthernet8 description AccessPoint3 switchport access vlan10 switchport trunk native vlan 40 switchport mode trunk
interface GigabitEthernet0 no ip address no ip route-cache duplex auto speed auto hold-queue 160 in ! interface GigabitEthernet0.1 encapsulation dot1Q 1 no ip route-cache ! interface GigabitEthernet0.40 encapsulation dot1Q 40 native no ip route-cache bridge-group 1 bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled no bridge-group 1 source-learning ! interface GigabitEthernet0.50 encapsulation dot1Q 50 no ip route-cache bridge-group 50 bridge-group 50 spanning-disabled no bridge-group 50 source-learning !
I think I don't need to post the VLAN Configuration itself, ACLs, or something else because it shouldn't be changed; only the interfaces need to be configured another Way.
The switch isn't configured yet because I hope there will be some nice input and help here.